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Can Garuda Purana Be Kept at Home? – Can We Read Garud Puran At Home?

There are certain superstitions in Hinduism spread by people who have no knowledge about the religion and one such strange superstition is related to Garuda Purana. There is a belief among some Hindus that Garud Puran should not be read at home and the book should be kept in house. It should be read only when there is a death in the family.

Can Garuda Purana Be Kept at Home? Yes, it can be kept at home. Can We Read Garud Puran at home? Yes, it should be read and properly understood. Garuda Purana has two parts;
The first part is dedicated to Vishnu BhaktiThe second part is dedicated to the journey of the dead and the rituals that have to be performed by relatives. The advantage of reading the Garuda Purana:

It gives complete information about sin and virtueThe results of our activities on earth.It is a complete guide to the Hindu concept of hell and heaven.The basic knowledge required to perform Shradh and other rituals towards the dead is found in the purana.  

Garuda Purana was compose…

Arjuna in the Mahabharata – Important Incidents of Arjun in the Mahabharat

Arjuna is the third among the Pandava brothers in the Mahabharata. He was born to Kunti and Indra, the king of demigods (Devas). Here are the important incidents in the life of Arjun in the Mahabharat.
Arjuna was the third son of Kunti. Using divine mantra, Kunti called upon Indra and begot Arjuna.His teacher was Drona and he excelled in archery. He is the greatest archer in the world when we do not count the incarnations of Lord Vishnu.Arjuna was highly competitive but at the same time insecure. This led to the infamous Ekalavya incident in the Mahabharata.At the graduation ceremony, Arjuna excelled and emerged as the best among the Pandavas and Kauravas. However, his joy was short lived when Karna burst upon the scene and got the better of him. From here began a rivalry that would last for life.He married Draupadi after winning the archery contest in the Swayamvara ceremony in Panchala. But she became the common wife of Pandavas. He later married Subhadra, Ulupi and Chitrangada.He r…

Chandra Grahan in August 2017 in India – Chandragrahan Time – Lunar Eclipse August 7, 2017 in India

Chandra Grahan, Partial Lunar Eclipse, will take place during midnight on August 7, 2017 and during early hours of August 8, 2017 in India. It is visible in India. According to NASA, the Chandra Grahan is a Partial lunar eclipse and is visible along Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In India, it will be taking place at night. The Chandragrahan will be taking place in India time between 10:53 PM on August 7 to 12:48 AM on August 8, 2017. This eclipse takes place in Shravan or Thiruvonam or Sravana Nakshatra and in Makar Rashi.

The eclipse will be visible in India

The eclipse in India begins at night on August 7, 2018 and ends during the early hours  on August 8, 2017. The time is same throughout India as per NASA (10:53 PM on August 7 to 12:48 AM on August 8, 2017)

This grahan is followed by Hindus in India as it is visible to the naked eye in India. There is fasting and temples will be closed. All Panchangs and Temples in India have marked the Grahan.

The following map shows the de…

Gauri Udiyar – Cave Temple near Bageshwar in Uttarakhand

Gauri udiyar is a cave temple located around 8 km from Bageshwar in Uttarakhand. This large caves shrine is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. Numerous idols of Shiva are placed in the cave measuring 20 X95 Sq Mts.

The shrine attracts scores of devotees throughout the year.

Special pujas are performed here during Shivratri, Shravan month and the Navratras.
In Shravan month, Kanwarias visit the shrine in large numbers.

The one is real; the many are mere names and forms – Ramana Maharishi

The mind turned inwards is the Self; turned outwards, it becomes the ego and all the world.

Cotton made into various clothes we call by various names. Gold made into various ornaments we call by various names. But all the clothes are cotton and all the ornaments gold.

The one is real; the many are mere names and forms.
Association with sages should be made because thoughts are so persistent. The sage has already overcome the mind and remains in peace. Being in his proximity helps to bring about this condition in others, otherwise there is no meaning in seeking his company. The guru provides the needed strength for this, unseen by others.

 – Ramana Maharishi

Hindu Calendar Today – July 12, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isKrishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon till 12:02 PM on July 12. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon till 12:06 PM on July 13.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 12, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time after 2:05 PM. Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Avittam or Sravishta Nakshatra till 9:38 PM on July 12. Then onward it is Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram till 10:12 PM on July 13.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Dhanishta or Avittam or Sravishta Nakshatra till 10:49 PM on July 12. Then onward it is Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram till 11:59 PM on July 13.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi till 9:05 AM…

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